Genetic secret to age women start menopause discovered
171 articles from WEDNESDAY 4.8.2021
Deadly wildfires reach Turkish power plant
Research could lead to doctors being able to tell women how long they have got left to start a familyA series of genetic signals that influences the age women begin menopause has been identified, potentially paving the way to fertility treatment that could extend the natural reproductive lifespan of women.Researchers scanned the genes of more than 200,000 women and found nearly 300 genetic signals...
A new, faster way to process diblock polymer materials
A thermal power plant on the Aegean Sea was evacuated on Wednesday as a deadly wildfire that has ravaged Turkey for the past week reached its outer edge.
My favorite Martian image: Helicopter scouts ridge area for Perseverance
Researchers recently discovered a better way to make a new class of soft materials—reducing a process that used to take five months down to three minutes.
Researchers around the world are buzzing about a candidate superconductor
Ask any space explorer, and they'll have a favorite photo or two from their mission. For Kevin Hand, a scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California and co-lead of the Perseverance rover's first science campaign, his latest favorite is a 3D image of low-lying wrinkles in the surface of Jezero Crater. The science team calls this area "Raised Ridges." NASA's Ingenuity Mars...
NASA's Oceans Melting Greenland mission leaves for its last field trip
Since receiving a $25 million grant in 2019 to become the first National Science Foundation (NSF) Quantum Foundry, UC Santa Barbara researchers affiliated with the foundry have been working to develop materials that can enable quantum information-based technologies for such applications as quantum computing, communications, sensing, and simulation.
Stars are exploding in dusty galaxies. We just can't always see them
This week, NASA's airborne Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) mission begins its final survey of glaciers that flow from Greenland into the ocean. OMG is completing a six-year mission that is helping to answer how fast sea level is going to rise in the next five, 10, or 50 years.
Air quality in Toronto's subways improves with new trains, reduced friction braking
Exploding stars generate dramatic light shows. Infrared telescopes like Spitzer can see through the haze and to give a better idea of how often these explosions occur.
Using graphene foam to filter toxins from drinking water
Air quality on Toronto subway platforms has improved substantially with the rollout of new cars on Line 1, according to a new study by the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering and Health Canada.
Thailand bans coral-damaging sunscreens in marine parks
Some kinds of water pollution, such as algal blooms and plastics that foul rivers, lakes, and marine environments, lie in plain sight. But other contaminants are not so readily apparent, which makes their impact potentially more dangerous. Among these invisible substances is uranium. Leaching into water resources from mining operations, nuclear waste sites, or from natural subterranean deposits,...
Barriers to voting in elections linked to increased odds of being uninsured
Anyone flouting the rules could be fined due to the damage some lotions can cause to coral.
Researchers discover new strategy for developing human-integrated electronics
Groups commonly targeted by voting restriction laws—those with low incomes, who are racial minorities, and who are young—are also less likely to be insured in states with more voting restrictions, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and University of Alberta School of Public Health, Edmonton, Canada. However, those who are wealthier, white...
Increase in extreme precipitation in the northeast caused by Atlantic variability and climate change
Polymer semiconductors—materials that have been made soft and stretchy but still able to conduct electricity—hold promise for future electronics that can be integrated within the body, including disease detectors and health monitors.
Bronze Age farmers gave preferential treatment to cows over domesticated sheep, goats
Recent record-breaking rainfall across the northeastern United States is part of a larger trend. From Maine to West Virginia, the Northeast has seen an abrupt increase in extreme precipitation—heavy rain and snow resulting in about 1 to 2 inches of water in a day depending on location since 1996, which has coincided with warming sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic. Northeast extreme...
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'Where does it hurt?' predicts chronic pain outcomes, study shows
Meat and dairy played a more significant role in human diets in Bronze Age China than previously thought. A new analysis also suggests that farmers and herders tended to sheep and goats differently than they did their cows, unlike in other parts of the world -- keeping cows closer to home and feeding them the byproducts of grains that they were growing for their own consumption, like the grass...
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Pesticide threat to bees likely 'underestimated': study
Pain distribution as reported on a body map, on its own, can be used to assign patients to distinct subgroups that are associated with differences in pain intensity, pain quality, pain impact and clinically-relevant three-month outcomes, according to a new study.
Flood-prone populations up nearly 25% since 2000: study
Exposure to a cocktail of agrochemicals significantly increases bee mortality, according to research Wednesday that said regulators may be underestimating the dangers of pesticides in combination.
Forecasters: Hurricane season to be busier than 1st thought
The number of people exposed to floods worldwide has surged almost a quarter over the last two decades, according to satellite-based data that shows an additional 86 million now live within flood-prone regions.
A new tool assesses the real-world relevance of academic marketing articles
After a record start, followed by a near-silent July, the Atlantic hurricane season looks like it will be busier than meteorologists predicted a few months ago.
Muscle protein that makes vertebrates more fit linked to limited lifespan
Researchers from Columbia University, University of Southern California, and Sotheby's published a paper in the Journal of Marketing that introduces a new tool that measures the relevance of academic marketing articles to marketing practice, both in terms of topical and timely relevance.
Good old days: why body confidence improves after 60
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine say they have added to evidence that a protein called CaMKII improves strength, endurance, muscle health and fitness in young animals. Their experiments working with mice and fruit flies, however, found that the gene for CaMKII also contributes to an evolutionary tradeoff: increased susceptibility to age-associated diseases, frailty and mortality.
NOAA's revised hurricane outlook sees more storms in 2021 Atlantic season
A New Zealand study claims men and women become more satisfied with their bodies over time – bucking the expectations of our youth-obsessed cultureName: Happy retirees.Age: Well, as you know, people retire at different ages, typically from about 60 onwards. Continue...
Study identifies DNA signatures linked to heart disease
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Wednesday revised upward its outlook for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, estimating there was a 65 per cent chance of an above-normal season compared with a previous report that called for a 60 per...
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A new study identifies DNA signatures associated with risk for cardiovascular disease, a discovery that could lead to opportunities for clinical intervention years before symptoms manifest.